The Marriage of figaro

Mozart's brilliant opera The Marriage of Figaro follows the adventures of a household over one crazy day. Masters are lusting over their servants, servants are outwitting their masters — Figaro is the Downton Abbey of opera, but a whole lot more fun!

Award-winning creative duo Michael Gow and Robert Kemp have created a brand new production, featuring stunning period costumes and a clever set. A talented chamber orchestra and chorus of local children will accompany some of Opera Australia's finest singers performing Mozart’s beautiful music. 

In a wealthy household in Seville, Figaro is marrying Susanna, but the Count wants to seduce her first. Marcellina wants Figaro and the Countess just wants her husband back. But Susanna is smarter than all of them. After a crazy day of disguise and duplicity, will she get her happily ever after?

The Marriage of Figaro is a delightful night out, suitable for the whole family. 

In 2017, we're taking The Marriage of Figaro to Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland. Follow the links below to book your tickets.

Performance dates

Albany, WA | Tuesday 15 August, 7:30pm | Albany Entertainment Centre

Alice Springs, NT | Saturday 5 August, 7:30pm | Araluen Arts Centre 

Bunbury, WA | Thursday 17 August, 7:30pm | Stage One Theatre, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre 

Cairns, QLD | Saturday 29 July, 7:00pm | Munro Martin Parklands

Darwin, NT | Thursday 10 August, 11:00am and Friday 11 August, 7:30pm | Darwin Entertainment Centre

Geelong, VIC | Saturday 8 July, 7:30pm | The Playhouse Theatre, Geelong Performing Arts Centre

Geraldton, WA | Tuesday 22 August, 7:30pm | Queens Park Theatre

Gold Coast, QLD | Thursday 20 July, 7:30pm; Friday 21 July, 7:30pm; and Saturday 22 July, 1:30pm | The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Katherine, NT | Tuesday 1 August, 7:00pm | St Joseph's Catholic College

Mandurah, WA | Saturday 19 August, 7:30pm | Boardwalk Theatre, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Noosa, QLD | Tuesday 25 July, 7:30pm | Noosa Leisure Centre

Rockhampton, QLD | Wednesday 12 July, 7:30pm | Pilbeam Theatre

Tennant Creek, NT |  Thursday 3 August, 7:30pm | Tennant Creek Civic Hall

Toowoomba, QLD | Tuesday 18 July, 7:30pm | Empire Theatre

Townsville, QLD | Friday 14 July, 7:30pm and Saturday 15 July, 7:30pm | Townsville Civic Centre

Robert Kemp's costume designs for The Marriage of Figaro
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Robert Kemp's costume designs for The Marriage of Figaro (...)

Conductor Simon Kenway
director Michael Gow
adaptation by Michael Gow
Set and costume designer Robert Kemp
lighting designer Matt Scott
count almaviva Christopher Hillier
  Simon Meadows
Countess Olivia Cranwell
  Lee Abrahmsen
Susanna Suzanne Shakespeare
  Jenny Liu
Figaro Adrian Tamburini
  Andrew Jones
Cherubino Agnes Sarkis
Marcellina Kristen Leich
Bartolo Steven Gallop
Don Basilio/curzio James Egglestone
BarbarinA Suzanne Shakespeare
  Jenny Liu
Antonio Adrian Tamburini
  Andrew Jones

Chamber Orchestra

Performed in English

National Tour Leading Partner